Apps for Black Friday
Updated: Monday, November 26 2012, 09:35 AM EST
NEWSCHANNEL 3) - These days there's an app for just about everything. Black Friday is no exception.
More and more people seem to be ditching the paper ads and instead using their smart phones to find the best deals.
“Wherever you're at, you can click on your GPS location and find all the hottest deals around you when you use our Black FlyDay app,” says Iconosys COO, Ryan Foland.
Black FlyDay is an Android app that not only shows the best deals near you but also allows you to share them.
“If you ‘buzz a deal,’ you're able to add a location, indicate the store, the item and even take a picture of it so you can post it,” Foland says. “Now all the people that are linked with your Facebook and your friends, they'll be able to see the deal. It saves you time. It's going to save you money. And it helps you connect with other people that are excited about shopping.”
The iPhone is chock full of Black Friday apps as well.
DealNews.com created an app that features ads sorted by store or category.
The Black Friday DealFinder app sorts by store, but also provides a special function for looking up the "most popular items" out there.
The Black Friday Survival Guide app highlights every deal at a particular store, both doorbusters and online deals. To save you time, it also tells you when the sale actually starts.
“People are in love with their mobile devices,” Foland adds. “They're going to continue to buy them and use them. So we're going to continue to develop for it and create strategic relationships and awesome apps.”
All of the apps listed here are free for Black Friday shoppers. To find the app that best suits you, check out the Android Market or the iPhone App Store.